Purple Crochet Tunic
850 (900) 950g of pink Bingo yarn (100% wool; 80m/50g);
Crochet hooks 5 and 6.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: double crochets. Start every row with 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and finish with 1 double crochet in the last chain st increase of the previous row.
Flower pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 5 + 1. Work due to the scheme on the last row of slip sts. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-4th rows x once, then, repeat 3rd-4th rows, finish with the 5th row. Start pattern with 1 WS row.
Slip sts pattern: 1st row (WS): single crochets, yarn behind work, twist the yarn around second and third fingers and make a loop with 3 cm diameter;
2nd row (RS): single crochets.
Patterns order, crochet hook 5: 2 rows of slip sts pattern, 7 rows of flower pattern, 2 rows of slip sts, 11 rows of flower pattern, 2 rows of slip sts, finish with flower pattern.
Stitches control: main pattern, crochet hook 6: 13 sts x 7,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Flower pattern, crochet hook 5: 13 sts x 9,5 rows = 10 x 20 cm.
Make 80 (86) 92 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase and work with the main pattern. At the same time, leave 11 x 1 st from both sides in every 4th row open = 58 (64) 70 sts. In 62 (62) 60 cm from the set-up row, leave 3 sts from both sides open. For smooth rounding, leave 1 x 2 sts and 1 x 1 st open in every row = 46 (52) 58 sts. In 18 (18) 20 cm from the beginning of arm-holes or in 80 cm from the set-up row, leave the central 14 sts open and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, leave 1 st open in the next row from inwards. Finish your work on the rest 15 (18) 21 sts of shoulder in 20 (20) 22 cm from the beginning of arm-hole and in 82 cm from the set-up row.
Make in the same way, as back, but with V-shape neck-hole. For this, in 67 cm from the set-up row, divide your work in the center and finish both sides separately. For neck-hole chamfer, decrease 8 x 1 st in every row from inwards, for this, make 2 double crochets before and after edging double crochet together. Finish your work on the rest 15 (18) 21 sts of shoulder at the height of back.
Make 41 (41) 46 chain sts with crochet hook 5 and work due to the patterns order. For sleeve cap, make 1 row of flower pattern after the 3rd stripe, leave pattern repeat open from both sides. Skip 1 pattern repeat and after the next row from both sides in the next 4th and 5th rows, finish your work.
Make seams, sew up the sleeves. Fasten neck-hole with 1 row of single crochets and “crab stitch”. Fasten the bottom with 1 circle row of “crab stitch”.